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post #21 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 09:01 PM
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Its not a hassle to change a password, it's a hassle to change it to something with so many requirements. I am annoyed, there is no logical reason for this site to have such strict password requirements, it doesn't even store first and last names. Uppercase letters and numbers with an 8 character requirement is more than enough. I have different passwords I use for different things, and I can't use any for this site. That is the hassle, and that is why many people are complaining. There's just no reason for it. As I've seen mentioned multiple times, not even my bank login has this many password restrictions. This is a site for fish....


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post #22 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 09:17 PM
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There is zero reason for this kind of forum to have the type of password security they want now ,as has been mentioned 8 alphanumerics are more than enough ,especially if they've been salted and hashed!
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This is stupid, this is a piddly little forum with absolutely NO personal information. This excessive security is pure bollocks! If you feel you need to put that kind of security on it to where I have to keep a list of passwords here and type in some crazy long cryptic password to log in I feel I'm done here. It's a crying shame because I liked this forum. I may be back but the visits will few and far between, that is if I can remember then dang password.
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post #24 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 09:42 PM
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I don't have a problem with changing my password, just the "symbol" thing is a little annoying. Plus I've already had to change my password twice in two days because it keeps saying my password is incorrect.


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I'm curious too if my password is going to be automatically changed again. i would have liked an email warning me first that it will be changed so i don't frantically try to input my password 5 times and get locked out for 15 minutes with no idea what happened. Especially if I need to get on to either hear back from someone about time sensitive stuff or get back to someone about something. I also think the requirements are a little far fetched for something like this. I can understand my school having this type of thing because you can get access to grades, financial aid stuff, and other important personal information from school website. I'll tolerate it because I love this site as a resource for stuff but since the update it has gone downhill. Getting help these days is like pulling teeth.

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i would have liked an email warning me first that it will be changed
There was an email, This is the one I got for Bettafish and I got a similar one for TFK our parent site.

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Dear NickAu,

Your password has been reset by an administrator. Your new details are as follows:

Username: NickAu
Password: This is where your new password was all you had to do was copy n paste it to the log in box.

To change your password, please visit this page: Link removed by me.

If you suspect this email is a scam, you can confirm the legitimacy of this email by manually navigate to the forum URL yourself and use your new password to log in.

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I didn't get that until the day after I changed my password as it wouldn't let me log on. What I meant was it would have been nice to recieve one stating " Administration will be changing passwords within the next so and so days please keep an eye out for an email with your new password and a link to reset that password"

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I don't mind the new password system that much. The 'symbols' are a little annoying, but not too bad.

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I read the security notice, and I think I understand what happened now. The site was hacked and they got people's passwords for the site and their emails. If you used the same password for your email and the site, they could hack your email. Then they could do goodness knows what.
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I was fleetfish! I had to re-register ... the e-mail address I used to register is so old that I forgot the password to it and couldn't get in to find my reset message. I'm also fine with the password change deal, it's only once a year. So here I am, and if I broke a rule or anything I'm sorry but I have been on BF for so long that I couldn't just leave :)
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